The Columbus Jackets own the sixth and 12th picks in the NHL draft on Thursday as they continue their rebuild (or "reset," as general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has called it) after going 37-38-7 in the 2021-22 season.
The Blue Jackets are one of seven teams with multiple first-round picks
Columbus also owns two more top-100 picks in the draft with Nos. 44 and 96.
The Blue Jackets missed the postseason this season, Brad Larsen's first season since taking over for John Tortorella last summer. The Blue Jackets made several moves in the offseason that signaled a rebuild and the draft will be one of the first steps to eventually returning to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Here's what to know about the NHL draft.
When is the 2022 NHL draft?
The first round of the NHL draft is 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7th. The remaining six rounds start at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 8.
Where is the 2022 NHL draft?
The 2022 NHL draft returns in-person this year at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
What channels will air the NHL draft?
ESPN will air the 2022 NHL draft's first round, while the NHL Network will broadcast the second day of coverage.
Is there a streaming option to watch the NHL draft?
Yes. The first round of the draft is available on ESPN+ and any streaming service that allows ESPN, like Hulu+.
The second-day coverage will stream on ESPN+
2022 NHL draft: Everything you need to know about the Blue Jackets in this year's draft
How many draft picks do the Blue Jackets have in 2022?
Here are the draft picks Columbus owns:
No. 6, first round
No. 12, first round
No. 44, second round
No. 96, third round
No. 109, fourth round
No. 203, seventh round
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